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Poster: Dwight Frye Date: Apr 2, 2009 8:22am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

Dont know if is one of the worst ever,pretty much just a typical nondescript 60s sitcom.Only reason why is remembered so much is because was the first show to feature a Negro as the main character in a non Uncle Tom / Amos & Andy type role.

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Apr 2, 2009 8:30am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

My dad usually likes 1960's TV, heck he even likes "My Mother The Car" and "Gilligan's Island", but always mentions "Julia" as a "sickly sweet irritating sitcom". He actually says that he cannot name any other show he saw in the 60's/70's/80's that he dislikes more.

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Poster: B. Stockwell Date: Apr 2, 2009 9:03pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

I dimly remember the show. Yes, it was groundbreaking because it showed an African American in a non-stereotypical role, but Star Trek did the same thing, earlier. One thing I distinctly remember about "Julia" that made it REALLY ahead of its time is that it was a sitcom that didn't have a laugh track. For the time, that was pretty creepy.

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Apr 2, 2009 10:26pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

Sorry, but ironically, one of those so-called "stereotypical" sitcoms, "The Beulah Show" didn't use a laugh track and it aired in the early 1950's. Other 1950's sitcoms without laugh-track include "I Remember Mama" (drama-sitcom), "The Trouble with Father", and of course the much-loved Jewish sitcom "The Goldbergs" (a sitcom with dramtic elements). I'm pretty sure the 1947-1950 sitcom "Mary Kay and Johnny" didn't feature a laugh-track, but I'm not 100% sure (little footage remains).

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Poster: B. Stockwell Date: Apr 2, 2009 10:31pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

I bow before you because, darn it, it's YOU! But I have to say that, well, Golly, it's not like I said "Juluia" was the FIRST sitcom to do without a laugh track, right? Oddly enough, Bill Cosby had his first sitcom on NBC at about the same time as "Julia" and HE tried to do it without a laugh track. Thus endeth the sermon, although Wikipedia probably has more to say on the subject. So does Harlan Ellison, now that I brood on the subject. Anyway, you responded to something I wrote; this makes me just a little cool.

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Apr 3, 2009 9:59pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

Your sarcasm is really condersending.

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Poster: B. Stockwell Date: Apr 4, 2009 1:23am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

Condescending.

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Apr 4, 2009 1:47am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

Look, I am autistic, so stop expecting me to be able to spell. The Australian education system stopped teaching around Grade 5.

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Poster: quigs Date: Apr 2, 2009 11:54am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

did your dad ever see "Love on the Rooftop? Or maybe Good Morning,World?

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Apr 2, 2009 5:31pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

Sadly not, but if they are horrible, then I want to see them. I love classic crap.

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Poster: Dwight Frye Date: Apr 2, 2009 7:22pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

Too bad Good Morning World isnt PD,have the entire series.And it isnt very good either,probably best known for being Goldie Hawn's first TV role.

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Poster: quigs Date: Apr 2, 2009 8:08pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: My Dad says that 'Julia' is one of the worst shows ever

How about "Love on a Rooftop". The stars were Peter Duiel(?)an Judy Carne. It also had a young Rich Little. Tje show was on ABC. The show's knockoff was on NBC"Occasional Wife".

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